2018-19 Tuition & Fees

Third-, Fourth- and Fifth-Year
Theatre MFA Students (Research Arts)

 

Theatre MFA Students in Acting, Directing and Playwriting

  Fall 2018 Spring 2019 2018–19 Total
Tuition $2,512 $2,512 $5,024

Theatre Thesis Production Fee

(one-time charge)

$2,840 $0 $2,840
Career Services Fee $80 $80 $160
Student Activity Fee $20 $20 $40
University Facilities Fee $496 $496 $992
Health Services Fee $561 $561 $1,122
Medical Insurance (Gold 90 Plan)* $1,222 $1,988 $3,210
Total $7,731 $5,657 $13,388
* Domestic students may request a waiver from the Columbia Student Health Insurance plan by submitting a waiver application at the beginning of the academic year with proof of comparable coverage. The Health Services Fee cannot be waived. International students must be insured through Columbia's plan except in rare circumstances when they are covered by a U.S.-based, employer-sponsored, group health plan (as a primary, spouse or dependent). Such requests are reviewed on a case by case basis. Please click here for more information.

 

Theatre MFA Students in Dramaturgy, Stage Management

and Theatre Management & Producing

  Fall 2018 Spring 2019 2018–19 Total
Tuition $2,512 $2,512 $5,024
Career Services Fee $80 $80 $160
Student Activity Fee $20 $20 $40
University Facilities Fee $496 $496 $992
Health Services Fee $561 $561 $1,122
Medical Insurance (Gold 90 Plan)* $1,222 $1,988 $3,210
Total $4,891 $5,657 $10,548
* Domestic students may request a waiver from the Columbia Student Health Insurance plan by submitting a waiver application at the beginning of the academic year with proof of comparable coverage. The Health Services Fee cannot be waived. International students must be insured through Columbia's plan except in rare circumstances when they are covered by a U.S.-based, employer-sponsored, group health plan (as a primary, spouse or dependent). Such requests are reviewed on a case by case basis. Please click here for more information.

 

 

Additional Fees During the Academic Year (if applicable)

 

Gold 100 Plan Medical Insurance (Fall)

$1,627

$4,270 Total for the academic year. If you opt for Gold 100 Level Medical Insurance, it will replace the Gold 90 Level Medical Insurance premium listed above.

Gold 100 Plan Medical Insurance (Spring)

$2,643

International Student Fee

$90

Per semester for all international students

Course or Lab Fees

Varies

Typically between $30 to $125 per course

Late Registration Fee

$100

If after the late registration period

Late Payment Fee

$150

This fee is assessed if you make your payment after the due date of the first term bill.
An additional charge of 1.5% of the balance due will be assessed per month on any past due amount thereafter.

Per-point tuition

$2,028

Each point over 18 points

 

Other estimated typical costs (per 9-month academic year)

Living Expenses (Room & Board) $21,231
Transportation $1,089
Personal Expenses $4,905
Books & Supplies $2,874
Loan origination fees (for U.S. Citizens and
Permanent Residents with federal loans)
$218

 

Note: The figures represented here vary each academic year and are subject to approval by the Trustees of Columbia University. Other fees may apply. Historically, tuition and fees have risen each year.